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Manual Of Grasses For North America

Author : Mary E. Barkworth
ISBN : 9780874217780
Genre : Science
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Grasses are the world’s most important plants. They are the dominant species over large parts of the earth’s land surface, a fact that is reflected in the many different words that exist for grasslands, words such as prairie, veldt, palouse, and pampas to mention just a few. As a group, grasses are of major ecological importance, as soil binders and providers of shelter and food for wild animals, both large and small. Some grasses, such as wheat, rice, corn, barley, rye, tef, and sugar cane are major sources of calories for humans and their livestock; others, primarily bamboos, are used for construction, tools, paper, and fabric. More recently, the seed catalogs that tantalize gardeners each winter have borne witness to an increasing appreciation of the aesthetic value of grasses. The Manual of Grasses for North America is designed as a successor to the classic volume by Hitchcock and Chase. It reflects current taxonomic thought and includes keys, illustrations, and distribution maps for the nearly 900 native and 400 introduced species that have been found in North America north of Mexico. In addition, it presents keys and illustrations for several species that are known only in cultivation or are of major agricultural significance, either as progenitors of bread wheat and corn or as a major threat to North American agriculture because of their ability to hybridize with crop species. The Manual is a major reference work for grasses that will retain its value for many years.

Manual Of Grasses For North America

Author : Mary E. Barkworth
ISBN : 0874216869
Genre : Science
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Grasses are the world’s most important plants. They are the dominant species over large parts of the earth’s land surface, a fact that is reflected in the many different words that exist for grasslands, words such as prairie, veldt, palouse, and pampas to mention just a few. As a group, grasses are of major ecological importance, as soil binders and providers of shelter and food for wild animals, both large and small. Some grasses, such as wheat, rice, corn, barley, rye, tef, and sugar cane are major sources of calories for humans and their livestock; others, primarily bamboos, are used for construction, tools, paper, and fabric. More recently, the seed catalogs that tantalize gardeners each winter have borne witness to an increasing appreciation of the aesthetic value of grasses. The Manual of Grasses for North America is designed as a successor to the classic volume by Hitchcock and Chase. It reflects current taxonomic thought and includes keys, illustrations, and distribution maps for the nearly 900 native and 400 introduced species that have been found in North America north of Mexico. In addition, it presents keys and illustrations for several species that are known only in cultivation or are of major agricultural significance, either as progenitors of bread wheat and corn or as a major threat to North American agriculture because of their ability to hybridize with crop species. The Manual is a major reference work for grasses that will retain its value for many years.

Field Guide To The Grasses Sedges And Rushes Of The United States

Author : Edward Knobel
ISBN : 9780486318813
Genre : Nature
File Size : 21. 54 MB
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With its clear descriptions and accurate drawings, this easy-to-carry little volume will allow you to differentiate over 370 of the most common species: timothy, rye, foxtail, fescue, bluegrass, and many more. 600 line drawings.

Grasses

Author : Lauren Brown
ISBN : 0395628814
Genre : Nature
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How to identify 135 of the most common species of North American grasses, sedges, and rushes, with their economic and ecological importance.

Guide To Texas Grasses

Author : Robert B. Shaw
ISBN : 9781603441865
Genre : Reference
File Size : 70. 47 MB
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In this new, complete Guide to Texas Grasses, Robert B. Shaw and the team at the Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources provide an indispensable reference to the world’s most economically important plant family. After discussing the impact of grass on our everyday lives as food, biofuels, land restoration, erosion control, and water become ever more urgent issues worldwide—the book then provides:a description of the structure of the grass plant;details of the classification and distribution of Texas grasses;brief species accounts;distributional maps;color photographs;plus black-and-white drawings of 670 grass species—native, introduced, and ornamental. Scientific keys help identify the grasses to group, genera, and species, and an alphabetized checklist includes information on: origin (native or introduced); longevity (annual or perennial);growth season (cool or warm season); endangered status;and occurrence (by ecological zone). A glossary, literature citations, and a quick index to genera round out the book. Guide to Texas Grasses is a comprehensive treatment of Texas grasses meant to assist students, botanists, ecologists, agronomists, range scientists, naturalists, researchers, extension agents, and others who work with or are interested in these important plants.

Grasses Of The Northeast

Author : Dennis W. Magee
ISBN : 1625340982
Genre : Nature
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Accompanying DVD-ROM contains a key for the Grasses of the Northeast with illustrations and descriptions.

Manual Of The Grasses Of The United States

Author : Albert Spear Hitchcock
ISBN : MINN:31951P00862942X
Genre : Bestimmungsbuch - USA - Gräser - Herkunft - Nomenklatur - Morphologie Biologie
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Contribution from Bureau of Plant Industry, Soils, and Agricultural Engineering. For other editions, see Author Catalog.

Edible Wild Plants

Author : Thomas S. Elias
ISBN : 1402767153
Genre : Gardening
File Size : 39. 22 MB
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Presents a season-by-season guide to the identification, harvest, and preparation of more than two hundred common edible plants to be found in the wild.

A Guide To Florida Grasses

Author : Walter Kingsley Taylor
ISBN : UOM:39015080837837
Genre : Nature
File Size : 30. 92 MB
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"The first opportunity for both the native plant enthusiast and professional botanist to tackle the difficult family--presented in such a manner that it will make identifying the grasses a pleasure!"--Paul Martin Brown, editor, North American Native Orchid Journal "A unique and important work that will assist many in identifying and appreciating an extremely important but challenging group of plants"--Paul A. Schmalzer, plant ecologist, Kennedy Space Center Grasses comprise approximately a third of the Earth's vegetative cover and, as a group, have a wider distribution than any other plant family. From wheat, rice, and sugarcane to bamboo and bermudagrass, humans have depended on grasses as sources of food, food for animals, lawns, and construction material for millennia. A Guide to Florida Grasses offers an introduction to this vital and frequently neglected plant family. This richly illustrated reference includes complete details pertaining to the identification, structure, distribution, and uses of more than 200 of the most common grasses found in Florida and nearby states. With over 500 color images--some picturing species that have never been described with a published image--correctly identifying and selecting members of this important plant family has never been easier. Environmentalists, hikers, and nature lovers can take this book into the field or enjoy it at home. A Guide to Florida Grasses will be accessible and invaluable to professional botanists, commercial landscapers, homeowners, and plant enthusiasts alike.

Field Guide To Wisconsin Grasses

Author : Emmet J. Judziewicz
ISBN : 9780299301347
Genre : Nature
File Size : 31. 89 MB
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With more than 1,300 illustrations as well as species descriptions and distribution maps for 232 species, Field Guide to Wisconsin Grasses provides the most comprehensive and scientifically current information and is an asset for any outdoors lover.

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